Middlebury

SOCI 0266

Men and Masculinities

Men and Masculinities
In this course we will consider the creation and performance of masculinities in the American context. We will ask how masculinity is constructed and how concepts of masculinity intersect with class, race, sexuality, and nation. Topics will include: The construction of idealized notions of masculinity in opposition to both femininities and subordinated masculinities; depictions of masculinity in the media; male socialization and boyhood; the workplace, family life and fatherhood; trans and gender queer masculinities; men’s health; men as perpetrators and victims of violence; and explicitly male-focused social movements and subcultures (such as pro-feminist men; Men’s Rights Activism; Pick-Up artists, Incels).
Subject:
Sociology
Department:
Sociology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2022

SOCI0266A-S22 Lecture (Gerke)
SOCI0266B-S22 Lecture (Gerke)